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CROWDS MILLING INTO BALLYBRIT FOR FESTIVAL’S MAIN DAY

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Date Published: 02-Aug-2007

It’s the day of high fashion in Ballybrit, and already the racecourse is awash with colour and style, with the first race due off at ten to two

The crowd was down ten per cent for Galway Plate Day yesterday, but it’s hoped the deficit will be made up today despite the uncertain weather

Equal attention will be paid to the winner of the Best Dressed Lady competition as the winner of the feature race the Galway Hurdle

The Best Dressed Lady will receive a 4,000 euro shopping spree at sponsors Anthony Ryan’s along with a specially commissioned trophy

The winners are expected to be announced sometime after 4pm and the prize giving ceremony will take place in the parade ring immediately after the fifth race

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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